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DPI Energy Chooses SoftSmiths

Houston, TX. – June 2, 2009 – SoftSmiths, Inc., a leading energy software solutions and services company, today announced that DPI Energy selected SoftSmiths ERCOT Forecaster to automate and streamline their forecast process.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, DPI Energy provides power to over 20,000 subscribers in Texas and a growing number of markets today.

"Given the highly competitive nature of the electric retail market, the time spent on forecast data gathering, analysis and administration compels growing Retail Electric Providers to take new approaches and align their operations to simplify their businesses and IT infrastructures,” said Hugo Stappers, Director of Sales and Marketing at SoftSmiths, Inc. "DPI Energy's selection of SoftSmiths ERCOT Forecaster is another illustration of REPs turning to SoftSmiths to automate this tedious and critical forecasting process.”

Based on SoftSmiths’ proven SoftSmiths Market-ERCOT platform, SoftSmiths ERCOT Forecaster is an easy-to-use Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) forecasting application that enables REPs to automatically download and present ERCOT Forecast and Backcast information in user-ready format. Users can compare Forecast and Backcast data with settlement level load extracts. SoftSmiths ERCOT Forecaster allows users to set up ‘What If’ scenarios based on different customer profile counts and export data into Microsoft Excel for additional analysis.

About SoftSmiths

SoftSmiths, Inc. delivers critical electronic energy trading and operations solutions and services that enable energy industry participants to enhance profitability and reliability in the competitive marketplace. SoftSmiths' proven solutions and in-depth knowledge of the industry's business practices allow its customers to automate manual processes, eliminate redundancies, and increase business visibility across the enterprise to allow faster decision making and more informed decisions, thereby improving profitability, operational efficiencies and cash flow. The company has been successfully delivering e-business solutions to energy service companies since 1997.

SoftSmiths is a registered trademark of SoftSmiths, Inc. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information:

SoftSmiths Inc.
Hugo Stappers
Phone:    713.626.9184
Fax:          713.626.0186


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